This volume, part of the series World Survey of Climatology, provides a comprehensive discussion of climate classification as designed over the last 2000 years. Included are systems which are virtually unknown in English literature. The principle sections are ordered by a sequence in years, and subsections demonstrate the goals of the numerous authors to treat the classification task from the aspect of an empirical, applied, or genetic system.
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...Literature on climate classification traditionally has been distressingly lacking. This book, part of the World Survey of Climatology series, attempts to fill the void with a comprehensive account of the history of classification systems. Starting with the earliest (pre-1500) systems that were based on solar radiation and continuing to modern mathematical methods, the chronology of this text clearly delineates the progress made in climatic instrumentation and categorization.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
...the book is well organized through the author's choice of grouping chronological and thematic systems. ...Each chapter is well written and the differences between systems are well highlighted. This book should therefore serve as a good shelf reference for students or researchers interested in the historical development of climate classifications systems. As such it should have broad appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike.
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
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